NI: A&L Goodbody announces support for emerging Northern Ireland artists
A&L Goodbody (ALG) has announced a new initiative to support local emerging artists in Northern Ireland through a “first-of-its-kind” partnership with Belfast Exposed.
The law firm has invested in the work of seven local emerging artists – Joan Alexander, Linda Conroy, Jane Cummins, Robert Ellis, Peter Evers, Yvette Monahan and Jill Quigley – and now showcases their artwork around its Belfast office.
Belfast Exposed commissions, publishes and shows work by artists and photographers from Northern Ireland and across the world.
Deirdre Robb, chief executive at Belfast Exposed, said: “Our vision is to enlighten our world through the power of photography, and we believe this should extend across every environment and aspect of life – from galleries and public buildings, to the boardroom and office environment.
“We are excited about this partnership with ALG, which is the first of its kind for us and will enable us to create many new opportunities for a diverse pool of fantastic emerging artists in Northern Ireland in the coming years.”
Mark Blair, corporate responsibility partner at ALG Belfast, said: “Supporting our local community is integral to our wider Responsible Business Programme. We believe it’s important to support the work of local arts organisations and are proud to partner with Belfast Exposed in its hugely valuable and important contribution to the cultural life of Northern Ireland.”
Michael Neill, head of ALG Belfast, added: “As an international law firm we regularly advise clients across the world on inward investment into Northern Ireland. Our compelling proposition as an outstanding region in which to live, work, learn, visit and invest is only further enhanced by our tremendous pool of talent in the arts and creative industries, among other sectors.
“There is no greater example of this talent than the work of these seven emerging artists, now on display throughout our Belfast office. We welcome this opportunity to support the local arts sector and, in particular, the wider interests of our clients, staff and the community in which we work.”